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Very nice man those 64's really flex nice. Wait till you see what leafs i have in store for my truck!
I will be interested in seeing what you come up with. Geoff says that this pack will pull 21" but I did some simplified CADD drawings and it looks to me like 19.5" is about the max. I guess we will see when I actually get the cage built and we can bump/droop test it. (We could not test full bump since I had the full pack installed.)
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21" is capable when you notch the frame. dont beat on the factory shock mounts too much, i ripped the mount off and snapped a shock in half ha.
i would look into some FOA tripple bypasses, sure you could get some Link Killers but save some money and just spend a weekend or two doing some test/tuning and should be golden.
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21" is capable when you notch the frame. dont beat on the factory shock mounts too much, i ripped the mount off and snapped a shock in half ha.
i would look into some FOA tripple bypasses, sure you could get some Link Killers but save some money and just spend a weekend or two doing some test/tuning and should be golden.
It will be interesting when I physically bump the truck. My CADD drawing indicated that the spring pack would flatten out when the axle meets the frame. Granted, all of my measurements were by hand and are probably only good to +/- 1". I am going to run ADS triple bypass shocks. ADS is local. Their shocks are well built and are less expensive than Fox or King.

As for not beating on the factory mounts, that is my motivation to get the rear cage and shocks installed. For that exact reason, I have not really used my truck much.
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ya, your springs will go flat, but Deaver says you can put them into a few inches of negative arch and be alright, but there is no need for that unless you just want to go all out, IMO
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ya, your springs will go flat, but Deaver says you can put them into a few inches of negative arch and be alright, but there is no need for that unless you just want to go all out, IMO
I agree. No need to push it that far and be in a position where you have to replace leafs from time to time. I plan on limiting full bump at about 1/2" short of the frame. I can't wait for my shocks to show up so that I can get this done. Thanks for the bump!
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maybe i missed it but what shocks did you order?
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maybe i missed it but what shocks did you order?
I ordered a pair of 16" stroke 2.5" triple bypass shocks from ADS. ADS is a local company that has been producing shocks and shock parts for various companies for many years. ADS shocks are most similar to the King Race Series shock. ADS is the company that builds Ballistic Fabrication's shocks.
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very nice. i didnt know ballistic outsourced their shocks.

those will make a huge difference i am sure.
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you'll have to let me know how those perform. I will be in the market for some as well.
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I ordered a pair of 16" stroke 2.5" triple bypass shocks from ADS. ADS is a local company that has been producing shocks and shock parts for various companies for many years. ADS shocks are most similar to the King Race Series shock. ADS is the company that builds Ballistic Fabrication's shocks.
That makes sense as they're both in the same City!

Sounds like the Ranger is going to be nice and fast on the dirt!
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Forgot about this thread! Awesome! lol
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Sounds like the Ranger is going to be nice and fast on the dirt!
As fast as a 3.slow can go!
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Faster and more comfortable than my rig at high speeds!! I'll be wheeling with some Nissans on March 18th (thursday) around Florence. If you're interested I'll see if you can still get in (club/forum annual week long trip, I can only go on the 18th due to my crummy schedule).
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Lol so much for my post a few pages ago. I just got my hands on these!
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So whats going on with the truck? Any updates?
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Nice! Are those Threat's arms? Those easily outperform my my 64's. I am waiting on shocks. They should be ready this week. After that I will be figuring out how to build a minimalist cage. Hopefully all suspension work will be done by the end of March.
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Nice! Are those Threat's arms? Those easily outperform my my 64's. I am waiting on shocks. They should be ready this week. After that I will be figuring out how to build a minimalist cage. Hopefully all suspension work will be done by the end of March.
Yessir i put 1k down and am gonna have the rest when he is done with them. Im gonna be running just coilovers in the back for now and when i get more money im gonna be running a bypass in the back. I think we are strapping the rear at around 29" of travel. So any pics of the shocks you are ordering im interested to see what they look like. And making a bedcage is not hard at all even when you dont have a tube bender it was still easy. Any questions just ask i have a few pics too so you can see what i did.
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I will definitely post pictures of the shocks when they arrive. I am also contemplating installing 2.5"x4" hydraulic bump stops at the same time.
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I will definitely post pictures of the shocks when they arrive. I am also contemplating installing 2.5"x4" hydraulic bump stops at the same time.
I already talked to dave about those. We don't need 2.5" bumps 2.0's are more than enough since if your stuff is valved right you will rarely hit your bumps and never have to worry about overheating you bumps lol.
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I will definitely post pictures of the shocks when they arrive. I am also contemplating installing 2.5"x4" hydraulic bump stops at the same time.
yeah I'm getn bumps right away for sure. I wana be able to use as much travel as I can get
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After talking to my fabricator, I am going to hold off on the bump stops until after we have the front and rear dialed in. Since the final stage in a bypass shock is essentially a bump stop, I may not need to add them. Only time will tell. Anyway, I picked these up today. 2.5" X 16" triple bypass shocks. Initial valving: 12 compression, 12 rebound, all three free bleed ports open.

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Now I need to find time to get a cage built!
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Holy hell those are some nice shocks man!!!
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Those are crazy looking and $$$!!

Can't wait to see you get the rear all finished up. This truck is badass!
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baller... thats going to be the hardest part of my build I think. Dialingin my ****, caue I'm a little ways away from anyone used to that kinda stuff. But I'll just have to study it and maybe find a few local guys into jumping trucks etc.
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Bed rack install day 1.

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Upper mounts and rack should be complete tomorrow. A rear bumper/tire carrier will be added at a later date. At this point, it appears that bumped and strapped, the rear end should have 19+ inches of travel.
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im in love with your truck...
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